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An exhortation to obedience. CHAP. IV.
The cities of refuge. should not go in unto that good land, heaven unto the other, whether there which the Lord thy God giveth thee hath been any such thing as this great for an inheritance :
thing is, or hath been heard like it? 92 But I must die in this land, I 33 Did ever people hear the voice must not go over Jordan: but ye shall of God speaking out of the midst of go over, and possess that good land. the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest 34 Or hath God assayed to go and ye forget the covenant of the LORD take him a nation from the midst of your God, which he made with you, another nation, by temptations, by and make you a graven image, or the signs, and by wonders, and by war, likeness of any thing, which the LORD and by a mighty hand, and by a stretchthy God hath forbidden thee. ed out arm, and by great terrors, ac
24 For the LORD thy God is a con- cording to all that the Lord your God suming fire, even a jealous God. did for
you in Egypt before your eyes ? 257 When thou shalt beget children, 35 Unto thee it was shewed, that and children's children, and ye shall thou mightest know that the Lord he have remained long in the land, and is God; there is none else beside him. shall corrupt yourselves, and make a 36 Out of heaven he made thee to graven image, or the likeness of any hear his voice, that he might instruct thing, and shall do evil in the sight of thee: and upon earth he shewed thee the LORD thy God, to provoke him to his great fire; and thou heardest his anger:
words out of the midst of the fire. 26 I call heaven and earth to wit 37 And because he loved thy fathers, ness against you this day, that ye shall therefore he chose their seed after soon utterly perish from off the land them, and brought thee out in his sight whereunto ye go over Jordan to pos- with his mighty power out of Egypt; sess it; ye shall not prolong your days 38 To drive out nations from before upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. thee greater and mightier than thouart,
27 And the LORD shall scatter you to bring thee in, to give thee their land among the nations, and ye shall be left for an inheritance, as it is this day. few in number among the heathen, 39 Know therefore this day, and conwhither the LORD shall lead
sider it in thine heart, that the LORD 28 And there ye shall serve gods, he is God in heaven above, and upon the work of men's hands, wood and the earth beneath : there is none else, stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor 40 Thou shalt keep therefore his staeat, nor smell.
tutes, and his commandments, which I 29 But if from thence thou shalt command thee this day, that it may go seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt well with thee, and with thy children find him, if thou seek him with all after thee, and that thou mayest prothy heart and with all thy soul. long thy days upon the earth, which the
30 When thou art in tribulation, and LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever. all these things are come upon thee, 41 , Then Moses severed three cieten in the latter days, if thou turn to ties on this side Jordan toward the the LORD thy God, and shalt be obe- sunrising ; dient unto his voice;
42 That the slayer might flee thi31 (For the Lord thy God is a mer- ther, which should kill his neighbour ciful God ;) he will not forsake thee, unawares, and hated him not in times neither destroy thee, nor forget the past; and that feeing unto one of covenant of thy fathers which he sware these cities he might live: unto them.
43 Numely, Bezer in the wilderness, 92 For ask now of the days that are in the plain country, of the Reubenites; past, which were before thee, since the and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; day that God created man upon the and Golan in Bashan, of the Maearth, and ask from the one side of nassites.
The covenant in Horeb. DEUTERONOMY, The ten commandments.
44 | And this is the law which Mo 9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself ses set before the children of Israel : unto them, nor serve them : for I the
45 These are the testimonies, and LORD thy God am a jealous God, vithe statutes, and the judgments, which siting the iniquity of the fathers upon Moses spake unto the children of Is- the children unto the third and fourth rael,after they came forth out of Egypt, generation of them that hate me,
46 On this side Jordan, in the valley 10 And shewing mercy unto thouover against Beth-peor, in the land of sands of them that love me and keep Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt my commandments. at Heshbon, whom Moses and the 1 Thou shalt not take the name of children of Israel smote, after they the LORD thy God in vain : for the were come forth out of Egypt : LORD will not hold him guiltless that
47 And they possessed his land, and taketh his name in vain. the land of Og king of Bashan, two 12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify kings of the Amorites, which were on it, as the LORD thy God hath comthis side Jordan toward the sunrising ; manded thee.
48 From Aroer, which is by the bank 13 Six days thou shalt labour, and of the river Arnon, even unto mount do all thy work: Sion, which is Hermon,
14 But the seventh day is the sab49 And all the plain on this side Jor- bath of the Lord thy God: in it thou dau eastward, even unto the sea of the shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy plain, under the springs of Pisgah. son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manserCHAP. V.
vant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine i The covenant in Horeb. 6 The ten command ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle,
22 At the people's request Moses re nor thy stranger that is within thy ceiveth the law from God.
gates; that thy manservant and thy AND Moses called all Israel, and said maidservant may rest as well as thou. unto them, Hear, O Israel, the sta 15 And remember that thou wast a tutes and judgments which I speak in servant in the land of Egypt, and that your ears this day, that ye may learn the Lord thy God brought thee out them, and keep, and do them. thence through a mighty hand and by
2 The Lord our God made a co a stretched out arm : therefore the venant with us in Horeb.
LORD thy God commanded thee to 3 The Lord made not this cove- keep the sabbath day. nant with our fathers, but with us, even 16 9 Honour thy father and thy noUS, who are all of us here alive this day. ther, as the LORD thy God hath con
4 The Lord talked with you face manded thee; that thy days may be to face in the mount out of the midst prolonged, and that it may go well of the fire,
with thee, in the land which the LORD 5 (I stood between the LORD and thy God giveth thee. you at that time, to shew you the word 17 Thou shalt not kill. of the LORD: for ye were afraid by 18 Neither shalt thou commit adulreason of the fire, and went not up tery. into the mount ;) saying,
19 Neither shalt thou steal. 6 I am the LORD thy God, which 20 Neither shalt thou bear false brought thee out of the land of Egypt, witness against thy neighbour. from the house of bondage.
21 Neither shalt thou desire thy 7 Thou shalt lave none other gods neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou before me.
covet thy neighbour's house, his field, 8 Thou shalt not make thee any or his manservant, or his maidservant, graven image, or any likeness of any his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thing that is in heaven above, or that thy neighbour's. is in the earth beneath, or that is in 29 | These words the Lord spake the iraters beneath the earth :
unto all your assembly in the mount
Moses receiveth the luw from God. CHAP. VI. Obedience the end of the law. out of the midst of the fire, of the
33 Ye shall walk in all the ways cloud, and of the thick darkness, with which the LORD your God hath cona great voice: and he added no more. manded you, that ye may live, and And he wrote them in two tables of that it
тау. be well with you, and that stone, and delivered them unto me. ye may prolong your days in the land 03 And it came to pass,
CHAP. VI. the darkness, (for the mountain did 1 The end of the law is obedience. 3 An exhor. burn with fire,) that ye came near
tation thereto. unto me, even all the heads of your Now these are the commandments, tribes, and your elders;
the statutes, and the judgments, which 94 And ye said, Behold, the Lord the LORD your God commanded to our God bath shewed us his glory and teach you, that ye might do them in his greatness, and we have heard his the land whither ye go to possess it : voice out of the midst of the fire: we 2 That thou mightest fear the Lord have seen this day that God doth talk thy God, to keep all his statutes and with man, and he liveth.
his commandments, which I command 25 Now therefore why should we thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's die? for this great fire will consume son, all the days of thy life; and that us: if we hear the voice of the LORD thy days may be prolonged. our God any more, then we shall die. 39 Hear therefore, Israel, and
, 26 For who is there of all flesh, that observe to do it ; that it may be well hath heard the voice of the living God with thee, and that ye may increase speaking out of the midst of the fire, mightily, as the Lord God of thy faas we have, and lived ?
thers hath promised thee, in the land 27 Go thou near, and hear all that that floweth with milk and honey. the LORD our God shall
and 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our speak thou unto us all that the LORD God is one LORD; our God shall speak unto thee; and 5. And thou shalt love the LORD thy we will hear it, and do it.
God with all thine heart, and with all 28 And the LORD heard the voice thy soul, and with all thy might. of your words, when ye spake unto 6 And these words, which I command me; and the LORD said unto me, I thee this day, shall be in thine heart: have heard the voice of the words of 7 And thou shalt teach them dilithis people, which they have spoken gently unto thy children, and shalt talk unto thee: they have well said all that of them when thou sittest in thine they have spoken.
house, and when thou walkest by the 29 O that there were such an heart way, and when thou liest down, and in them, that they would fear me, and when thou risest up. keep all my commandments always, 8 And thou shalt bind them for a that it might be well with them, and sign upon thine hand, and they shall with their children for ever!
be as frontlets between thine
eyes. 30 Go say to them, Get you into 9 And thou shalt write them upon the your tents again.
posts of thy house, and on thy gates. 31 But as for thee, stand thou here 10 And it shall be, when the LORD) by me, and I will speak unto thee all thy God shall have brought thee into the commandments, and the statutes, the land which he sware unto thy faand the judgments, wbich thou shalt thers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to teach them, that they may do them in Jacob, to give thee great and goodly the land which I give them to possess it. cities, which thou buildedst not,
32 Ye shall observe to do therefore 11 And houses full of all good as the LORD your God hath com-things, which thou tilledst not, and manded you: ye shall not turn aside wells digged, which thou diggedst not, to the right hand or to the left. vineyards and olive trees, which thou
An exhortation to obedience. DEUTERONOMY, The Israelites to be separate. plantedst not; when thou shalt have 25 And it shall be our righteouseaten and be full;
ness, if we observe to do all these 12 Then beware lest thou forget the commandments before the LORD Our LORD, which brought thee forth out God, as he hath commanded us. of the land of Egypt, from the house
CHAP. VII. of bondage. 13 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy
1 AU communion with the nations is forbidden,
4 for fear of idolatry, 6 for the holiness of the God, and serve him, and shalt swear people, 9 for the nature of God in his mercy by his name.
and justice, 17 for the ussuredness of victory 14 Ye shall not go after other gods,
which God will give over them. of the gods of the people which are When the Lord thy God shall round about you;
bring thee into the land whither thou 15 (For the LORD thy God is a jea-goest to possess it, and hath cast out lous God among you) lest the anger many nations before thee, the Hittites, of the LORD thy God be kindled and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, against thee, and destroy thee from and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, off the face of the earth.
and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, 16 | Ye shall not tempt the LORD seven nations 'greater and mightier your God, as ye tempted him in than thou ; Massah.
2 And when the Lord thy God 17 Ye shall diligently keep the com- shall deliver them before thee; thou mandments of the LORD your God, shalt smite them, and utterly destroy and his testimonies, and his statutes, them; thou shalt make no covenant which he hath commanded thee. with them, nor shew mercy unto them:
18 And thou shalt do that which is 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages right and good in the sight of the with them; thy daughter thou shalt not LORD: that it may be well with thee, give unto his son, nor his daughter and that thou mayest go in and pos- shalt thou take unto thy son. sess the good land which the LORD 4 For they will turn away thy son sware unto thy fathers,
from following me, that they may 19 To cast out all thine enemies from serve other gods: so will the anger of before thee, as the LORD hath spoken. the Lord be kindled against you, and
20 And when thy son asketh thee in destroy thee suddenly. time to come, saying, What mean the 5 But thus shall ye deal with them; testimonies, and the statutes, and the ye shall destroy their altars, and break judgments, which the LORD our God down their images, and cut down hath commanded you?
their groves, and burn their graven 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy images with fire. son,
We were Pharaoh's bondmen in 6 For thou art an holy people unto Egypt; and the LORD brought us out the LORD thy God: the LORD thy of Egypt with a mighty hand : God hath chosen thee to be a special
22 And the Lord shewed signs and people unto himself, above all people wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, that are upon the face of the earth. upon Pharaoh, and upon all his hous 7 The LORD did not set his love hold, before our eyes:
upon you, nor choose you, because ye 23 And he brought us out from were more in number than any people; thence, that he might bring us in, to for ye were the fewest of all people: give us the land which he sware unto
8 But because the Lord loved you, our fathers.
and because he would keep the oath 24. And the LORD commanded us which he had sworn unto your fathers, to do all these statutes, to fear the hath the Lord brought you out with LORD our God, for our good always, a mighty hand, and redeemed you out that he might preserve us alive, as it of the house of bondmen, from the is at this day.
hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
All communion with the
nations is forbidden
u Thou shalt therefore keep the 22 And the LORD thy God will put
them at once, lest the beasts of the
24 And he shall deliver their kings
them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou
26 Neither shalt thou bring an
abomination into thine house, lest thou
dealing with thein.
tiply, and go in and possess the land
2 And thou shalt remember all the
thee, to know what was in thine heart,